Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs Prediction, 9/26/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Chiefs (-7.5)
The Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) are traveling to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs (1-1). Los Angeles opens this contest as 7.5-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 46.5.
The Los Angeles Chargers step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Chargers went up against the Cowboys and went home with a loss by a final score of 20-17. Justin Herbert went 31/41 with 338 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 87.2 and ended the contest with 2 interceptions. Austin Ekeler was the best rusher for the Chargers with 9 totes for 54 yards (6.0 yards per attempt). Keenan Allen had an average of 27.0 yards per catch by totaling 108 yds on 4 catches. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up running the ball 19 times and recorded 95 yards, which is an average of 5.0 yards per carry. When all was said and done, they had 62 plays for 408 yds. Los Angeles relinquished 23 completions on 27 tries for 221 yds, and a completion rate of 85.2%. When it came to stopping the run, the Chargers conceded 198 yds on 31 tries, which calculates to 6.4 yds per run allowed.
The Chargers have tallied 832 total yards over the course of this season. Los Angeles has accumulated 33 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 18 penalties for 193 yards. They have surrendered the football 4 times (3 interceptions and 1 fumble). Offensively they're averaging 92.5 yards rushing which has them sitting 23rd in the NFL. In terms of scoring points, the Los Angeles Chargers have an average of 18.5 PPG.
The Chargers are sitting in 7th in the league when it comes to team defense, allowing 18.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.6 yards per run and 162.0 rushing yards per contest for the year. Overall, they have allowed 324 yards on the ground through 2 outings. When it comes to passing yards, the Chargers have allowed 354 yards which puts them in 4th in the NFL. They have surrendered 177.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 77.1%. During this campaign, they are allowing 339.0 yards per contest which puts them 13th in the NFL.
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The Chiefs head into this matchup 1-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Chiefs took a loss by a score of 36-35 when they played the Ravens. Patrick Mahomes (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 343 yards on 24/31 passing while his quarterback rating was 131.5. He tossed 1 pick and his longest completion was 46 yards. Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran the football 13 times for 46 yards, finishing the contest with 3.5 yds per carry for Kansas City. Travis Kelce was featured in the passing game for the Chiefs, hauling in 7 throws for 109 yds (15.6 yds per reception). Kansas City ran the ball for 3.4 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 62 yards on 18 attempts. The Chiefs finished with 405 yds and they ran 49 plays (8.3 yds per play). The Chiefs passing defense conceded a completion rate of 69.2%, surrendering 230 yds on 18 out of 26 through the air. Kansas City gave up 41 rushing attempts for 251 yards (6.1 yds per carry).
The Kansas City Chiefs hold an average of 401.0 yards per contest which is good for 9th in the league. They maintain an average of 67.5 run yards per game and have rushed for 135 yards for the year. The Kansas City offense has 82 yards of penalties on 10 infractions, which is good for 26th in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have given away 1 interception while letting opponents recover 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 35 1st downs. For the year thus far, the Chiefs have compiled 667 yards via the pass as well as an average of 333.5 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 2nd in the NFL. When looking at how much they score, the Chiefs are sitting 3rd out of all teams in the league with an average of 34.0 points per outing.
The Chiefs are relinquishing 32.5 PPG, ranking them 28th in football. Kansas City has given up a total of 404 yards via the ground game (202.0 yards per outing) in addition to 7 touchdowns by ground for the year. They have given up 1 touchdown through the air in addition to 267.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 20th out of all teams. The Chiefs defense has been on the field for 124 plays, which is good for 14th in football. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 65 total points. Their defense has tallied 4 takeaways (1 fumble and 3 picks) on the season.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chiefs -7.5
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